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To be fair, I was deeply interested in taking this course, so it was never interested because I was passionate; and this we should keep in mind when viewing evaluations. Hence I rated it as a 5. Objectively, he told you what you needed to do to get an A and didn't write tests with the aim to deceive as a few teachers I've had do.
The reading load was light, the book he assigned (Weatherbee, Donald E., “International Relations in Southeast Asia: The Struggle for Autonomy”, 2005) was not obscure, it was well written, provided a great overview, and was well organized. Being outdated was not an obstacle. The way the book was arranged it's quite easy to google sections and bring yourse;f up-to-date.
It was a seminar class. Dr. Kantathi tries his very best to engage all members in the class in a light hearted and patient way. He never put students on the stop to embarrass them and when students answered a question wrong he never said you had an incorrect answer, instead he paused and let you reflect on the silence while he reworded the question another way, trying to steer you to the right answer without giving it away. He was keenly aware of the cognitive process, which makes perfect sense since he is a diplomat/ex-Foreign Minister of Thailand.
He was always punctual, has a great sense of humor, and you'd be ill advised to not take this class. Even if it's not required lol. You will learn a lot. He brings experience and stories from his career and life that you won't get from a book or be able to find in a book. Some other professors seem to avoid speaking of their professional experiences and you can elaborate why, not so with Dr. Kantathi.
Grading & Exams:
Mid-term, final, and class participation. Tests were predictable. He constantly reminds so as you read the book what information you should be reading for. You're never studying blindly.
I hope this helps folks. Great class about Diplomacy and foreign relations of Thailand.